Cherwell reduces its electrical recycling banks

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Cherwell District Council is preparing to reduce the number of electrical recycling banks in the area from 18 to six, following the launch of its kerbside collection service in March.

The new kerbside scheme sees residents recycling their small unwanted electrical goods and cables by placing them in plastic bags on top of their bins.

Since then, the new service has recycled 46.5 tonnes of electrical goods and been named a runner up in the Best New Idea category in the national Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) awards.

Stickers will be placed on the affected banks alerting residents to the changes and those living within the vicinity will receive pink plastic bags for their electrical items to remind them of the kerbside collection service.

The banks will be taken away throughout November by the environmental services team and will be cleaned and repainted to be used again.

The banks remaining in Bicester will be at Tesco, in Pringle Drive and Homebase, in Launton Road.